South Korea

South Korea Foreign relations Stats


  • Comprehensive National Power: Comprehensive National Power (CNP) is an index devised in the People's Republic of China, used to measure the general power of a nation-state. It takes into account both military factors (called hard power) and economic and cultural factors (called soft power). It's widely thought the main goal of contemporary China is to maximize the country's CNP, though by their own projections it's unlikely they will surpass nations like the USA, Russia, and the UK during this century.
  • Date of recognition of Israel: Date on which Israel was officially recognized as a state. Note that some countries had a “de facto” recognition in place long before the legal recognition.
  • Date of recognition of Kosovo: Date on which Kosovo was officially recognized as a state.
  • Diplomatic representation in the US > Ambassador: Name of ambassador to the USA.
  • Recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia: Statements on the status of Abkhazia and South Ossetia issued by countries who do not recognize their sovereignty.
  • Recognition of Israel notes: Notes and remarks about the date on which Israel was officially recognized as a state.
Comprehensive National Power 53.2 2006 9th out of 10
Croatia > Date of Establishment November 18, 1992 1992
Date of recognition of Israel None 2014
Date of recognition of Kosovo None 2008
Diplomatic representation in the US > Ambassador Duck-soo, Han Han Duck-soo 2014
Nepal > Date of Establishment May 15, 1974 1974
Recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia Aligning itself with Russia, South Korea 's President Lee Myung-bak signed a joint declaration with Russia which stated that the two countries shared "a common assessment of Georgia's invasion of South Ossetia." South Korea also coincided with Russia in expressing "concern over the recent situation in Georgia" and support for "using peaceful means and dialogue to settle the problem." 2014
Recognition of Israel notes Date full diplomatic relations established 2014

SOURCES: Wikipedia: Comprehensive National Power; Wikipedia: Foreign relations of Croatia; Wikipedia: International recognition of Israel (UN member states); Wikipedia: International recognition of Kosovo (United Nations member states); Wikipedia: List of ambassadors to the United States; Wikipedia: Foreign relations of Nepal; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_recognition_of_Abkhazia_and_South_Ossetia#States_that_do_not_recognise_Abkhazia_or_South_Ossetia_as_independent


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